Former Liverpool and Tottenham ace Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Manchester United will be in contention for the title after their impressive transfer window.
Speaking to Sky Sports, as relayed by Manchester Evening News, former Liverpool midfielder turned pundit, Jamie Redknapp has insisted that Manchester United will be challenging for titles this season after the transfer business they got done in the summer.
Manchester United enjoyed a fine summer transfer window, as they signed Tom Heaton to replace Sergio Romero while also adding Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to address two key issues within the squad. The icing on the cake was the surprise signing of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed his return to Old Trafford on the deadline day.
While a defensive midfielder is something that they could have most certainly done with, it is still hard to argue against the fact that the 20-time English champions have done some very good business this summer.
And, Redknapp believes that this puts Manchester United right in the mix for the Premier League title. However, the Sky Sports pundit also had a word of warning for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, claiming that the pressure will be on the Norwegian to keep all his stars happy and bring an end to the club’s four-year trophy drought.
🗣"He [Solskjaer] has to win something. This will bring a lot of sleepless nights to keep everyone happy in that football club."
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 31, 2021
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got such a big job to keep everyone happy and that’s a lot of pressure. With not having won anything, they have to win something. This will bring a lot of sleepless nights keeping everyone happy,” the ex-Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur ace said.
“Man United have to be contending, if you look at Chelsea – they’ll be contending – Manchester City. If you’re signing those three players, you’re hoping they can make up that deficit. Liverpool, as well, I believe have a great chance. There’s four runners and if Manchester United don’t contend I just don’t see how Ole can be in the job, because he [wouldn’t have] used the players at his disposal.”
Solskjaer has come close to leading Manchester United to silverware in the past, only to stumble at the final hurdle. However, with winners like Ronaldo and Varane in the ranks, things could potentially take a turn for the better this season. But with the current squad that he has at his disposal, the Norwegian will need to make the most of it or questions will certainly be asked.